How to Recognize Panic Attack Symptoms? Are They Dangerous?

Today more and more people start experiencing some or the other panic attack symptoms. Some people become overwhelmed by fear of the crowd, while others are afraid of solitude. People experience panic attacks at all kinds of setting. These experiences are very unpleasant and those who’ve had them begin dreading them. Knowledge about such symptoms may help you to discern them in others or in yourself and provide adequate and timely help.

Most panic attack symptoms may be very alarming and some of them may even seem life threatening. In reality panic attacks do not hold any real threat for your life. If you are a young mom and you experience panic, then it will be usefull for you to know How to Deal With Postpartum Anxiety? and to Test Yourself With the Postpartum Depression Quiz. 5 Simple Questions

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Common panic signs:

– A sense of danger and intense fear
Rapidly you may start feeling trapped or endangered by something. In all cases with panic attacks there is no real threat present. You become afraid of things you imagine or of situations, which do not hold any real danger for your life or health.

– Increased heart rate
You may believe, you are having a heart attack, you when experience this symptom. Your heart race may become very intense. You may feel as if your heart would jump out of your chest.

– Dizziness
You start feeling weak and dizzy during a panic attack. Together with two other above listed symptoms dizziness makes people believe they are dying.

– Headache
Panic assault may be rapid and accompanied by severe headache.

– Chills or hot flashes
They may come in combination. You feel cold and then all of a sudden, you sense heat flashing through your body.

– Fast breathing
All such things as fast and shallow breathing, as well as increased heart rate and cold hands are the symptoms of fight or flight reaction. This reaction gets triggered by the special tonsil in your brain. It gets turned on automatically and subconsciously, as this tonsil is a part of what is called “primitive brain”. Fast breathing leads to hyperventilation of your lungs and to dizziness.

– Nausea
This is another one of panic attack signs. Suddenly, you become very conscious of your stomach. It feels, as if you had a cramp in it.

– Sweating and trembling
That is when you feel, as if you have lost all control over your body. You start shaking and sweat excessively. It is one of those moments in life, when you think it’s over. You feel high level discomfort and anxiety.

As you may see, all these panic attack symptoms are not pleasant, but none of them is life threatening. Understanding their nature would help you to cope better with them or to provide adequate help to others. This list of symptoms is not complete, though. In the video below you may found the simple method of controlling your panic and scare:

References:http://www.mayoclinic.com/
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